I suppose looking loosely at it from a tai chi point of view the lifting of the heel, if the stance is posturally sound, would cause the weight to shift to the other leg. So the rooted leg becomes more weighted (yang) and the leg with the heel raised would become more unweighted (yin) but how that would make any difference when hitting a male or female I have absolutely no idea. Like I said this is looking at it very loosely... Rosanne could you elaborate further. Is this a purely 'energetic' difference or is there some biomechanical advantage and reason why this would effect the strike differently between genders?


Edited by Gavin (08/05/09 05:21 AM)
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